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Feb 9, 2013 12:30pm PST
way if the republicans ever want to get back in power. >> cantor wants to focus hard on education. that's his theme. would you not agree? >> education is terrific. healthcare, education. he checked off a lot of democratic priorities. >> if you close your eyes -- >> let pat in. >> he has an excellent point. republican party is getting to be a green eye shade party. budget deficits, debt, the tax collector for the welfare state. it should have a whole panoply of issues. that part i agree with eric cantor on. >> i was in the front row listening to that speech. if i closed my eyes and didn't know who was standing behind that podium i would have thought it was barack obama. he came out for all sorts of progressive things. but he doesn't attach any legislation to the. he is just trying to change the surges and he has the slogan, making life work for more people. but, you know, he's a politician. he's supposed to be making government work. he acts like a life coach. >> eleanor, if it had been barack obama, you would have supported everything he said. >> i >>> issue four. immigration refo
PBS
Feb 7, 2013 12:00am PST
. my daughters' lives on facebook, and social media is there means of education. abc asked us to get on with your as soon as the show came out. -- to get on twitter as soon as it came out. i thought, it really gets on my nerves. i am not doing that. they said, we want you to. i knew that i was behind the times, so i thought, why don't we check it out? i was really uncomfortable at first, and within a short time i was stunned by the scope and power of it. we do this thing where we do live tweets during an episode, so the cast will get on a stretcher, and we communicate in real time with our fans -- will get on twitter, and we communicate in real time with our fans. tavis: you know what trending is now. >> the first time i tweeted, i was terrified. i thought, what button? then you get the hang of it, and now it is fun. i tweet with regularity and thousands of people, for some of insane reason, are interested. you learn how to communicate, and it is extraordinary, and kerry washington is a master at it. the other actor is way ahead of the curve. it has been a big engine for us. tavis: y
PBS
Feb 9, 2013 12:30am PST
bay area. >> what about, they can address some of those things with schools and education. they don't necessarily have to be working in the tech industry. was there much discussion about that? >> the whole argument of the tech industry is they're creating jobs. uber, everyone becomes an entrepreneur. the new tech revolutions, everyone is an entrepreneur. not everyone can be an entrepreneur. it suggests the society of entrepreneurialism over the basic jobs we think of. >> kara, thanks very much. heady times in silicon valley, and the same time, storm clouds over the medical marijuana industry. the state supreme court this week hearing arguments about a case involving just how much latitude local governments have in banning pot dispensaries even though voters said medical marijuana is legal. peter, what's at the heart of that argument? >> there's two narratives to follow. one is a specific narrative. this narrative, the supreme court seems predisposed to uphold the right of local cities and counties to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. the larger narrative is the vagueness of californ
PBS
Feb 2, 2013 12:30am PST
of current visa holders, more green cards to skilled and highly educated immigrants, a program for low skilled migrant workers and cracking down on those who employ undocumented workers. what does it all mean for california? here in the bay area? joining me with answers are marcela davison aviles with san jose mexican heritage festival. emil guillermo, writer for the asian american legal defense and education fund. and aarti kohli, research fellow at uc berkeley. aarti, we're going to begin with you because these are all proposals right now. really any overhaul to our immigration system is going to have a big repercussion here in california. can you tell us what that would be? >> of course. we're the state with the largest number of immigrants. we have 2.5 million undocumented immigrants and we've got a third of our registered voters are lawful immigrants. so any way you cut it, it's going to have a huge impact. some of the -- and there's a lot in here for everyone. employers, students who came here at a young age. they're called dreamers. agricultural workers. some of the things t
PBS
Feb 2, 2013 12:30pm PST
the sequester. quote, across-the-board cuts to education, to research and development, would have repeat, would have, damaging effects on our economy and our long-term economic prospects. unquote. a growing number of analysts believe the political will to stop the sequester is lacking. it will take effect, at least temporarily, they believe, and that will pose a further the f of this year. question. the fed is saying that the fourth quarter contraction october, november, december of 2012 was due chiefly to quote unquote transitory factors. is this true? or is the recovery stalling out pat buchanan? >> i think basically it is true, john. the u.s. economy is out of the intensive care it was in, in 2007-2008 but it has been walking the hospital halls ever since. the growth has been growing at an average of about 2%, unemployment is where it was when barack obama took office, we are adding about 150,000 jobs a month, but john, the real problem here is this slow growing is occurring when we have had five straight trillion dollars worth of defense deficits to pump it up and we get $85 b
PBS
Feb 1, 2013 6:30pm PST
forward. this week lou's been thinking about shoes. here's author and educator lou heckler. >> the carolina panthers has had a so-so season despite having a top wide receiver in steve smith. smith has had a bit of a checkered career off the field, fighting with teammates in fact, but his athleticism and grace on the field are unmatched. now, he's gaining attention for his shoes. as he has been counseled about his bouts with anger, he has been encouraged to reach out to others instead of boiling over at them. one of the things he decided to do is to donate shoes to people who have none, and he has embraced this with the same enthusiasm that he has catching a football. plus, as a symbol of his commitment he removes his football shoes after every game and leaves them there on the field. someone gets a nice par of athletic shoes and a wonderful souvenir. it got me thinking, do i pay lip service to helping others, or am i really committed to a cause? like most of you, i have been blessed in many, many ways. i'm planning on making this year a year where i truly show my gratitude with bla
PBS
Feb 5, 2013 6:30pm PST
is no reason that the jobs of thousands of americans who work in national security or education or clean energy, not to mention the growth of the entire economy, should be put in jeopardy just because folks in washington couldn't come together to eliminate a few special interest tax loopholes. >> reporter: republicans dismissed the calls for more tax increases, and many argue the threat of the automatic spending cuts known as the sequester are the only way to force democrats to accept more spending cuts. but their leverage may be limited. >> i think we will have the sequester for a short period of time, probably until the first civilian employee of the government is furloughed, which might take about a week. and then, that pain may be enough to cause the people on capitol hill and the president to come to some sort of rational deal. >> reporter: the short-term budget fight comes as the medium-term outlook for federal red ink is improving. the congressional budget office figures the deficit will come in at $845 billion this year, the first deficit under $1 trillion since 2008. that'
PBS
Feb 9, 2013 5:05am PST
. parents around the country know that their kids can't get an adequate education without internet access. you can't apply for a job these days without going online. you can't get access to government benefits adequately, you can't start a business. this feels to 300 million americans like a utility, like something that's just essential for life. and the issue of how it's controlled and how expensive it is and how few americans actually sign up for it is not really on the radar screen. >> you describe this frankly as a crisis in communication with similarity, you say, to the banking crisis and global warming. what makes it a crisis? >> it's a crisis for us because we're not quite aware of the rest of the world. americans tend to think of themselves as just exceptional. and we're -- >> well, we did invent the internet, didn't we? >> we did, but that was generation one. generation two, we're being left far behind. and so all the new things that are going on in the world, america won't be part of that unless we are able to communicate. so there's a darkness descending because of this
PBS
Feb 8, 2013 6:30pm PST
thinking about overnight success. here's author and educator lou heckler. >> one of the things i love about sharing these moments with you is that it is for me a return to public television. i started working in public tv in 1966 at the university of north carolina at chapel hill. i was very fortunate: the station did two 15-minute newscasts every weekday and i was chosen as one of the anchormen. by the time i left school, i had aired more than a thousand newscasts. over the next dozen or so years, i worked at three commercial stations in three states and then started a speaking, writing and coaching business in 1980. i always hoped to get a chance to be on national television. now, more than a few years later, here i am-- an overnight success! and, that brings me to "angry birds." this silly little video game is almost addictive. it's fun, it's easy to get started, and it is also the 52nd product created by a scandinavian company called rovio. 52nd! not all of us can create a success like "angry birds." what we can do is follow the advice of retired general colin powell. success, he
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